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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies... Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving... Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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SodaStream says it's losing fizz in US

SodaStream says it isn't winning over enough new customers in the U.S. and reported preliminary sales results that fell short of Wall Street expectations. Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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EU investigates Amazon's tax practice

The European Union's competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to... Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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Longer hours, intense workloads could be killing you

Would you speak up if an employee or peer were working himself close to a hospital stay — or maybe even to death? Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private... Read more »

Published Oct. 7, 2014

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When investments conflict with philanthropy

Charities give away money to improve the world but sometimes make investments that harm it. Read more »

Published Oct. 6, 2014

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Get a 401(k) or die poor

If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »

Published Oct. 6, 2014

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Euro Disney shares dive as it needs bailout

In Europe, even Mickey Mouse is getting a bailout. Read more »

Published Oct. 6, 2014

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California drought worries pool industry

More than three dozen water districts have placed some kind of restrictions on swimming pool water and the industry worries that future restrictions could mean changes in their business. Read more »

Published Oct. 5, 2014

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Showdown expected at Revel sale hearing

The losing bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel isn't read to fold just yet. Read more »

Published Oct. 5, 2014

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Virginia turning to hops as potential cash crop

Virginia farmers are turning to an important ingredient in brewing beer as a potential cash crop for the state known for its agricultural past and present. Read more »

Published Oct. 5, 2014

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US job growth is rising solidly, so why isn't pay?

Employers in the United States are hiring at a brisk pace. Unemployment has sunk to a nearly healthy rate. Jobs are being filled across a range of industries. Read more »

Published Oct. 4, 2014

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Obama highlights economic, manufacturing gains

Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, President Barack Obama on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job growth in U.S. history... Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Sprint cutting jobs this month to trim costs

Sprint Corp., the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier, said it is cutting an unspecified number of jobs this month to reduce costs as it tries to better compete with AT&T and Verizon, and... Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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UAW ramps up organizing bid at Mercedes in Alabama

The United Auto Workers union said Friday it is forming a local aimed at representing the Mercedes plant in Alabama in a move mirroring its efforts with fellow German automaker Volkswagen in... Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Judge rejects Trump Entertainment pension motion

A Delaware bankruptcy judge denied on Friday a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with union workers at the Taj... Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Obama touts manufacturing in southwest Indiana

President Barack Obama, who used northern Indiana RV manufacturers as a rallying point during the Great Recession, returned to the state Friday for the first time in three years to tout the role of... Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars

General Motors announced two more recalls, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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USDA to resurvey 1,400 small grains farmers

The federal government plans to resurvey about 1,400 small grains farmers in eight states in the Upper Midwest and West who still had crops in the field when they were asked a month ago about their yearly production. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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United contacting those who flew with Ebola victim

United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad brand image

Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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Hackers hit bank — is your info safe anywhere?

Hackers stole personal information from 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2014

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